|Photo credit: DoDLive|
Today, Sept. 15, 2011, @ 2:30 p.m. ET, President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to former U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dakota Meyer for his heroic actions in a remote Afghan village on Sept. 8, 2009.
Meyer is the third living recipient, and second Marine to receive the medal for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Cpl. Jason Dunham was awarded the medal posthumously for covering a live grenade with his body in order to save two other Marines.
Ceremony can be viewed live on the Pentagon Channel @ 2:30 ET (video pending)
To learn more about Cpl. Dakota Meyer view these videos from DoDLive.
Friends and family of Sgt. Dakota Meyer talk about what he is like.
Sgt. Dakota Meyer was serving with a special Marine Corps unit known as an Embedded Training Team when he performed the heroic actions that would eventually lead to him receiving the Medal of Honor. This video depicts the mission the teams have in Afghanistan.
Photo credit: DoDLive, Dakota Meyer, 23, displays the combat boots he wore during an eight hour battle in Ganjgal, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009, on his dad’s farm in Greensburg, Ky., Aug. 3. Meyer will be receiving the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, from President Barack Obama in Washington, Sept. 15, making him the first living Marine recipient since the Vietnam War. Meyer was assigned to Embedded Training Team 2-8 advising the Afghan National Army in the eastern provinces bordering Pakistan. He will be awarded for heroic actions in the Ganjgal Valley, Sept. 8, 2009.